This is going to be fast since there's no reason to make it a long drawn out piece. There are loads of people complaining about this seemingly minor move, bringing in Hee Seop Choi.
- He's only 28
- He's left handed
- Has OBP skills
- Good glove
- Power stroke
- Low risk
- High reward
- Another possible 1b candidate
- He's got no track record of prominent success at the MLB level
- He's a 1b, we have a ton of them
- No pitcher would come for 1.95 million over two seasons, if they would, they aren't worth it.
- We don't need to overhaul the bullpen, some minor tweaks were all that were needed, by tweaks I mean 'dump the fat', and 'allow the youngsters to grow this season'
- 1.95 mil won't sink the franchise if he makes the roster but craps out, if it does then we may need the money from those trades back.
- The money isn't a guarantee, people are crying over nothing at this point.
- People who are saying 'why not just sign Travis Lee' or 'sign Sean Casey'....well here's where I pull my case for why we shouldn't overreact, short and sweet:
.245 / .286 / .364
Hee Seop Choi's career line:
.240 / .339 / .437
okay now here's the kicker:
Sean Casey's 2006 salary: 7.5 million
Sean Casey's new contract : 1 year / 4 million
Choi's contract with potential money : 2 years / 2 million
Next let's look at our 1b on the roster now and for the foreseeable future :
- Jonny Gomes
- Eljah Dukes
- Ty Wigginton
- Greg Norton
So tell me folk, is this deal really that bad after all?